from your lips to God’s ear

December 17, 2015

thinking over feeling

It’s like phone sex, the longer you stay on the line the more it costs.


A false word will rob you of a blessing.


Whoa, where are you going with this?


If you read older (100 years or older religious books) they can be quite wordy. If you read the newest books they are thin, less words and more experiential (anecdotes).

Then you get folks that just like to show either their vocabulary or they are like Bob Ross, (the painter) just get to the point.


The point is, be like the Bereans in the book of Acts, don’t read passively, check it out, see number one if it’s really in the bible when they say it is. There is a host of religious talking heads that “quote” things that aren’t there, of they say things like “I read this verse before and God gave a new revelation about this verse” (usually followed by give 19.95 and I’ll share the secret).


“gird up the loins of our minds” (1 Peter 1:13, KJV, NKJV) and manifest God’s holiness to a godless world (1 Peter 1:14-16).


Don’t be afraid to share with people about your faith, even if you don’t know much about the bible share about your church family, prayers God has answered, your hope and belief in Jesus.


Sometimes the T-shirt says it all. But  be a witness.


God is King! He is sovereign, and He has not lost control of this world. This is a word that will keep us from wringing our hands as though everything is out of control. This will turn us from our fears to faith in the all-powerful, all-knowing God. (Psalm 47)


1) We are chosen by a sovereign God who loves us in truth,


2) We are united by our common confession of truth,


3) We are bound to one another and God for eternity by truth, and


4) We are encouraged by God through truth.


Make sure what you say is true


Make sure what you read is true


Make sure what you hear is true.


A pencil and a paper may save your sanity, write down what someone says, then study it. Many are fooled because the fools speaks confidently.  Don’t believe statistics they’re usually false 100% of the time (please laugh here).


 A man had just put the finishing touches on a fresh concrete driveway. He went inside to enjoy a glass of lemonade when, to his horror, he saw his little neighbor boy playing in the fresh concrete. He went outside and yelled angrily at the boy. After he had fixed the concrete and come back inside, his wife said, “Why did you yell at him? I thought you loved little boys.” The man replied, “I love little boys in the abstract, but I don’t like them in the concrete.”


Many Christians are like that when it comes to spiritual truth. We love it in the abstract, but we don’t like it in the concrete. When truth gets too specific, when it means that I actually need to change my life, that’s going too far! With Linus, we can echo, “I love mankind; it’s people I can’t stand!”


Every Christian is for spiritual renewal in the abstract. It’s a wonderful concept. But when it means that I must actually change the way that I think, the way that I relate to my wife and kids, the way that I spend my time and money, or the way that I do business, now just a minute! You’ve gone from preaching to meddling!


Practice what you preach!


God bless from


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